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I'm a forty five yeared old woman, what are the affects of an assault on a woman with mental illness compared to a normal average woman?

I'm  a forty five yeared old woman, what are the affects of an assault on a woman with mental  illness compared to a  normal average  woman?

It depends: The effects of a traumatic event (or any event) depend on the psychological meanings it holds for each individual person, based on his/her personal history and psychological makeup. If a current trauma stirs up feelings/memories connected with unresolved past traumas (consciously or unconsciously), we may well see a more extreme reaction than otherwise. There is no general answer. It all depends. ...Read more

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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Describe the features of an assault and battery injury.?

Describe the features of an assault and battery injury.?

Many: This question suggests that you may be in danger. If you are please seek appropriate help immediately. Features: the health, age & size of the victim, the method & location of assault, the body location of the battery, the force inflicted on the body. The reason for the assault, the mental status of the attacker. Head/neck injuries are the most significant followed by chest and abdominal trauma. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to handle the range my emotions, namely guilt from an unprovoked assault?

Can you tell me how to handle the range my emotions, namely guilt from an unprovoked assault?

Shame/guilt: Shame/guilt is just about the darkest emotion people can face. It presupposes that there's an audience to our alleged wrongdoings, and that devastating judgement will be passed. Something to remember is that everyone has something they feel ashamed about; it's inescapable. Find a reputable psychotherapist to speak with. Getting it off one's chest in a safe, nonjudgmental place is the first step. ...Read more

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Is sexual assault common?

Is sexual assault common?

Unfortunately !: Yes. Mostly this is often unreported because of the sense of shame or threats from the perpetrator. Commonly, the victims know the assailant. Unreported assaults can cause severe psychologic damage ! ...Read more

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I need advice on sexual assault.?

I need advice on sexual assault.?

See your doctor!: There are so many issues with sexual assault. Anyone who has been assaulted needs to be tested for std's. You can discuss with your doctor whether you want to have a full exam or pursue counseling. You should also consider filing charges with the police. Most people are scared and not sure what to do. If you are hurt, you should go to the er for care right away. ...Read more

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Is it sexual assault to hit a woman?

Is it sexual assault to hit a woman?

Physical Abuse: This sounds like physical abuse unless you are hitting the woman while in a sexual act like rape. I found a site on the net that may help you learn the definition. http://www.commerce.wa.gov/site/261/default.aspx. ...Read more

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Any sexual assault support websites?

Try this one: An excellent, non-profit site to help those impacted by sexual abuse: http://www.Rainn.Org/get-help. ...Read more

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Regretted not reporting a sexual assault?

Get counselling: If the statute of limitations has not run its' course, it can still be reported to the proper authorities. Either way, please get some counselling to "remove the guilt" so that you can "move forward" in a psychologically "healthy way". ...Read more

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How does one get help for sexual assault?

Local ER: It is very important to have the courage and trust to go to your local emergency room as soon as possible to get the support and care necessary for your mental health as well as collecting evidence for your protection. ...Read more

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Sensitivity to light post assault to face?

Sensitivity to light post assault to face?

Inflammation inside: Inflammation can occur inside your eye after it takes an impact. One symptom of inflammation in the eye is light sensitivity. ...Read more

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